Taylor Swift announced Tuesday morning that she filmed an intimate concert film titled folklore: the long pond studio sessions that will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 12:01 a.m. PT.
The international superstar created and recorded folklore, an album that transcends multiple music genres with its storytelling, in the spring alongside Jack Antonoff, The National‘s Aaron Dessner, and Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon, while physically thousands of miles apart from one another due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a Disney press release, Swift will perform each song from the album in order, accompanied by her co-producers Antonoff and Dessner and featuring a guest appearance from Vernon as they reveal the meaning and the stories behind all 17 tracks for the very first time.
The 10-time Grammy Award-winner revealed that the three musicians secretly filmed the intimate performance at Dessner’s recording studio in Upstate New York in September using a robotic camera to abide by COVID-19 safety protocols.
“Folklore was an album that was made completely in isolation, which means that Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and I never saw each other while we were collaborating and creating the album,” Swift said in a recorded message that aired Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”
“But we got together at Long Pond studio and for the very first time got to create this music together, play through it, talk through it. We were joined by Justin Vernon and it was filmed by Disney+.”
“I’m so excited for you to see it,” she added. “It was an amazing experience getting to really jump into the album with the people that I made it with, and I really hope you enjoy it.”
Swift will appear on Good Morning America Wednesday morning for an exclusive interview to discuss the new film.
Swift smashed several records this past summer after releasing folklore, including becoming the only artist in history to have seven albums sell at least half a million copies in a single week, and having the longest-running No. 1 album in the U.S. since 2017, spending eight weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.
Fans began to speculate Swift was up to something after she posted an Instagram photo of herself on Sunday with the caption “not a lot going on at the moment.” Swift posted a selfie with the same caption back in April when she was secretly writing and recording folklore.
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Well it’s 11/24 and 24-11=13 so I’ve got an announcement 🤓 You haven’t seen this film before ✨ folklore: the long pond studio sessions will be out tonight at midnight PST on @DisneyPlus! #folkloreOnDisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/BTWSRM0yaI
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 24, 2020
By Layne Winn and Eliana Larramendia
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